Thursday, June 3, 2010
Queen For a Day
My sister, Lee Ann, turns 50 next week, and this is her birthday card. I posted it today because I have no self-control and the catalyst at Creative Therapy is "Favorite Relative," and the challenge at Theme Thursday is "Bright Colors." Also, Lee Ann's computer is down, and I know she won't see this post. So, shhhhh; it's a secret.
Lee Ann and I started this blog together two years ago, under the aliases of Alberta and Ava. She thought we should be anonymous to maintain our privacy, but we've since decided to come out as ourselves, and she now has her own blog(It Must Be Mice) Here's what our profile said two years ago, "We're Ava and Alberta: sisters, teachers, and artists. We've been dreaming together since we jumped off our chest of drawers, believing we could fly. Our closet became our spaceship, a magnolia tree our secret castle, and our grandmother's garden our enchanted kingdom. Our mother taught us the joy of creating and the art of nonsense. We learned embroidery on our grandmother's front porch and heard bedtime stories about sirens and gorgons and panthers stalking the woods at midnight. We believe in magic and silliness, in sisters and dreams, in lavender silk dresses and bottle trees, but, most of all, we believe in the strength of the creative spirit. We still believe we can fly."
Lee Ann has been my best friend since the day my parents brought her home from the hospital. My mother said she was for me, and I believed her. I still do. Lee Ann was the first person I ever took care of, the first person I ever made laugh, the first person I ever got in trouble with, the first person I ever drew a portrait of, and the first person to ever love me, no matter what. So, happy early birthday, Lee Ann. You're the best gift I ever got.